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Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®)

You need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form to apply for federal student aid such as federal grants, work-study funds, and loans. Completing and submitting the FAFSA form is free and easier than ever, and it gives you access to the largest source of aid to help you pay for college or career school.

What is the FAFSA® form and why should I fill it out? →

Word of the week

60/40 Budget

Richard Jenkins, financial journalist and author of A Simpler Way to Save: the 60% Solution advocates: 60% of your income goes to fixed expenses: - Housing - Utilities - Groceries - Transportation 10% to retirement savings 10% to long-term savings 10% to short-term savings 10% “fun money” for activities, trips, or other infrequent splurges

How to Make A Budget: The 60% Solution Explained →

Serious stuff

Author Tammy Lally encourages us to break free of "money shame" and shows us how to stop equating our bank accounts with our self-worth.

TED.com - Let's get honest about our money problems →

Serious Stuff

50/30/20

The 50/30/20 rule is a suggested budgeting guideline that advises allocating:

  • 50% of your income to necessities (like rent, groceries, and utilities)
  • 30% to discretionary spending (like hobbies, entertainment, and travel)
  • 20% to savings
Khan Academy on Budgeting and the 50/30/20 rule →

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Annual Percentage Rate (APR)

APR stands for Annual Percentage Rate. It's the yearly interest rate you pay on a loan or credit card. However, a credit card's advertised APR isn't the true interest rate because it compounds daily.

Learn how to calculate the effective APR to find a credit card's true interest rate →

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